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STATE OF THE NATION-MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Sir John Carrick), by leave, made a statement relating to the state of the nation and moved-That the Senate take note of the Statement.

Debate ensued.

Ordered-That the debate be adjourned till the next day of sitting, and that Senator Siddons have leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.

Senator Walsh, by leave, made a statement.